What Happened on March 23, 1931

Historical Events

Freedom Fighters Hanged

Indian independence fighters Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar are hanged after conducting an assassination and a bombing. Their request to be shot by a firing squad is refused.

Famous Birthdays

  • Norman F. Lent, American politician (Rep-R-NY, 1971- 93), born in Oceanside, New York (d. 2012)
  • Yevdokiya Mekshilo, Soviet skier (Olympic gold 1964), born in Gorno-Altaysk, Russia (d. 2013)
  • Yevgeni Grishin, Russian speed skater (4 Olympic gold 1956, 60), born in Tula, Russia (d. 2005)
Born in 1931

Famous Deaths

Bhagat Singh (1907-1931)

Indian freedom fighter, hanged at 23

1931 Highlights

About March 23, 1931

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aries